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Easy Ways to Recover Deleted Photos, Videos form Camera on Mac

Aug. 13, 2013 3:28 pm / Updated by Bobby Hills to Camera Tips
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Accidently delete or format all photos or videos off your digital camera due to a careless operation? Or lost photos or videos off your digital camera when transferred to the computer? These really happened during our process of using digital cameras.

It always frustrates us for losing some important photos or videos especially those with precious memories. In this article, I am writing to tell you how to recover photos, videos from your digital camera in easy ways.

Solution 1: Data Recovery Program in Camera

Losing data from camera is really common either due to human errors or the defects of the production itself. In order to avoid disaster of this kind, many manufactures put data recovery program in the digital camera so that their customers can easily get back their lost data.

If your camera has this setting, then you are so lucky to recover deleted data from camera through it. However, not all the digital camera has this function, so if you are not the lucky one, go to solution 2.

Solution 2: Data Recovery Software

We know that almost all digital camera store photos or videos on a memory card that make it possible for us to recover photos, videos from camera with the data recovery software as long as you haven't taken any more photos or written anything else to the card. For Mac users, I recommend you use Card Data Recovery for Mac to recover photos from camera on Mac. It is proved to be the most effective camera data recovery. You can recover deleted, formatted, or corrupted photos, videos from camera on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac 10.7, 10.6 and previous.

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Below I will show you how to recover deleted photos from digital camera on Mac step by step, and these steps can also be used to recover videos files from camera on Mac.

Step1: Ready to recover deleted, formatted, or corrupted photos

Download and install card data recovery for Mac on your computer and connect your camera to your Mac.

Tips: It is advisable to take the memory card out of your camera, load it on a card reader and then insert it to the USB port on your Mac.

Step2: Select one of the recovery modes.

Select one recovery mode to recover lost photos from camera on Mac (Quick Recovery mode and Deep Recovery mode) according to the introduction.

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Step3: Select target drive and file type.

Select your memory card as the target drive and choose the file type you want to recover. And click "Scan".

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Step4: Preview and choose files

After scanning, part of your files can be viewed before you recover them. So preview the files and choose those you want to recover. Then click "Recover".

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Step5: Save your files

After you recover deleted photos or videos from camera on Mac, select a directory to save them.

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These two solutions can be the easiest ways to recover videos from camera on Mac (photos and other files as well). But the first one doesn't apply to all cameras. So the best and most effective way for data recovery from camera on Mac is using recovery tool. And if you are Windows user and need to recover photos, videos from camera, I recommend Card Data Recovery for Windows.

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Canon Power Shot A1400

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

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Note: No matter what brand or models your digital camera belongs to, camera data recovery software for Mac can easily recover data for your camera.

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